Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Oktoberfest beers are here!  My favorite time of year.  Breweries come out with an array of seasonal beers this time of year including; Oktoberfests, porters, pumpkin ales, etc..  my favorites are pumpkin ales.  They tend to have a distinct taste of pumpkin pie... With alcohol!

I'll be reviewing a few different pumpkin ales, but the first one is the Arcadia Ales Jaw-Jacker Pumpkin Spice Ale.  Now this is only a "pumpkin spice" beer, it's not made with any pumpkin.  However it is still a delicious beer.  If you're wanting the flavor of a pumpkin beer, but don't want the heaviness and sometimes sweetness that comes with it, this may be your beer.  It has a nice orange-amber color when poured and has a sort of tartness along with the spices.  Overall, it's a good change from a typical pumpkin ale (and definitely more drinkable) but if you're in the mood for a pumpkin beer, you better buy a pumpkin beer...


  1. Love the label art, but find it odd that they would put pictures of a pumpkin on a beer that used no pumpkin in its brewing. Reminds of Dark Horse's Raspberry Ale, which features bees on its label despite the fact that no honey is used (or tasted) in that beer.

    Thanks for the write-up on a beer that I don't get to see in my neck of the woods. Cheers!

  2. Actually I didn't realize it didn't have pumpkin until I was drinking it and it didn't taste like a normal pumpkin ale. That's when I did some investigating. My thought is it's just a way to cut corners financially in the beer business. Thanks for the comment! Keep 'em coming!